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Old 01-18-2015, 10:02 AM   #1
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Installing Mint 17.1 from hard drive


Hello All. Is it possible to install Mint from my hard drive. I don't have a DVD drive and my PC bios doesn't support USB support.

Thanks,
Jack
 
Old 01-18-2015, 10:24 AM   #2
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Try the Plop boot manager:

http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager/index.html
 
Old 01-18-2015, 10:25 AM   #3
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You can use unetbootin frugal install to boot iso from hdd.
What's make & model of pc?
I thought that my system didn't support usb boot but that wasn't the case. My usb was listed under hdd's in bios, all I had to do was move it above the other hdd.
 
Old 01-18-2015, 10:28 AM   #4
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You can use unetbootin frugal install to boot iso from hdd.
What's make & model of pc?
I thought that my system didn't support usb boot but that wasn't the case. My usb was listed under hdd's in bios, all I had to do was move it above the other hdd.
It's a HP Compac nc8430.
 
Old 01-18-2015, 11:42 AM   #5
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menuentry "Mint 17 Mate" {
loopback loop (hd0,5)/linuxmint-17-mate-32bit-v2.iso
linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/linuxmint-17-mate-32bit-v2.iso
initrd (loop)/casper/initrd.lz
}
The example above booted Mint 17 Mate from sda5 and the iso file was in the root of the filesystem on that partition. You will need to modify the (hd0,5) on the loopback loop line to fit your partition. If you do not put the Mint iso in the root of the filesystem, you will also need to have the full path to it entered on that line as well as on the linux (loop) line after filename.

You haven't indicated what operating system, if any you have on the computer. The above will only work if you have a Linux system with Grub2 installed. Unetbootin frugall install would work and there are different versions for different operating system.

Last edited by yancek; 01-18-2015 at 11:45 AM.
 
  


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